NHPR: Former Claremont Superintendent Reflects On Racial Tensions: 'I Was Absolutely Unaware'    It's been a year since the near-hanging of a young, biracial boy in Claremont made national news. This week, NHPR is looking at how that event impacted local residents, including the then-superintedent of schools, Middleton McGoodwin. The incident forced him to reflect uncomfortably on his own history with race.

NHPR: Former Claremont Superintendent Reflects On Racial Tensions: 'I Was Absolutely Unaware'

It's been a year since the near-hanging of a young, biracial boy in Claremont made national news. This week, NHPR is looking at how that event impacted local residents, including the then-superintedent of schools, Middleton McGoodwin. The incident forced him to reflect uncomfortably on his own history with race.

Here and Now: At N.H. Border Checkpoints, Immigration, Drug Policy and Politics Collide    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been running checkpoints in New Hampshire more frequently under the Trump administration. The stated goal of these stops is enforcing immigration law, and to that end, they have been fairly successful. But those in support of the stops are often quick to turn attention to a topic other than immigration: drugs and the state’s opioid crisis.

Here and Now: At N.H. Border Checkpoints, Immigration, Drug Policy and Politics Collide

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been running checkpoints in New Hampshire more frequently under the Trump administration. The stated goal of these stops is enforcing immigration law, and to that end, they have been fairly successful. But those in support of the stops are often quick to turn attention to a topic other than immigration: drugs and the state’s opioid crisis.

Marketplace: Farming morels, the pricey gourmet mushrooms, is proving elusive    Morels, which emerge in the spring, are known for their taste – they’re often cooked simply with garlic and butter. But what makes them perhaps even more desirable is how difficult they can be to track down.

Marketplace: Farming morels, the pricey gourmet mushrooms, is proving elusive

Morels, which emerge in the spring, are known for their taste – they’re often cooked simply with garlic and butter. But what makes them perhaps even more desirable is how difficult they can be to track down.

NHPR :  Unwanted House Guests: Squirrels Wreaking Havoc in Homes Across N.H.    It’s the year of the squirrel in New England. The animals have never had so much fame, never been the subject of so much attention. It’s partly because they’ve put themselves in the spotlight—or in our headlights might be more accurate. Their populations have boomed in recent years, fed by a glut of acorns, and now they’re running across roads en masse in search of more food. The thing is, all these squirrels aren’t just affecting our highways. They’re getting into houses as well.

NHPR: Unwanted House Guests: Squirrels Wreaking Havoc in Homes Across N.H.

It’s the year of the squirrel in New England. The animals have never had so much fame, never been the subject of so much attention. It’s partly because they’ve put themselves in the spotlight—or in our headlights might be more accurate. Their populations have boomed in recent years, fed by a glut of acorns, and now they’re running across roads en masse in search of more food. The thing is, all these squirrels aren’t just affecting our highways. They’re getting into houses as well.

NHPR: Finding Quiet in the White Mountains is Hard to Do, But One Man's Trying to Crack the Code    Dennis Follensbee is on a quest to find the quietest spots in the White Mountains.

NHPR: Finding Quiet in the White Mountains is Hard to Do, But One Man's Trying to Crack the Code

Dennis Follensbee is on a quest to find the quietest spots in the White Mountains.

NHPR: Harassment Probe Reveals Long-Standing Concerns in Dartmouth’s Psychology Department    Dartmouth has released few details on the recent complaints and the ultimate findings of its investigator. But incidents like Groh's have raised questions about how long school administrators knew about inappropriate, or even illegal, behavior and why more serious action wasn't taken to prevent future harm.

NHPR: Harassment Probe Reveals Long-Standing Concerns in Dartmouth’s Psychology Department

Dartmouth has released few details on the recent complaints and the ultimate findings of its investigator. But incidents like Groh's have raised questions about how long school administrators knew about inappropriate, or even illegal, behavior and why more serious action wasn't taken to prevent future harm.

NHPR: Many Questions Remain as Officials Hustle to Launch New Addiction Care System    New Hampshire continues to rank among the hardest-hit states in the opioid crisis. Gov. Chris Sununu and state health officials are now investing heavily in a new system they say will significantly improve care for those struggling with addiction. This so-called "hub and spoke" plan kicks off at the start of the new year. Now, with that launch date just weeks away, NHPR’s Britta Greene and Sarah Gibson having been reporting on how the effort is taking shape.

NHPR: Many Questions Remain as Officials Hustle to Launch New Addiction Care System

New Hampshire continues to rank among the hardest-hit states in the opioid crisis. Gov. Chris Sununu and state health officials are now investing heavily in a new system they say will significantly improve care for those struggling with addiction. This so-called "hub and spoke" plan kicks off at the start of the new year. Now, with that launch date just weeks away, NHPR’s Britta Greene and Sarah Gibson having been reporting on how the effort is taking shape.

NHPR: Mentor Program Has Simple Message For Black Students: You’re Not Alone    Wayne Miller is known around Claremont for his work on addiction. He can talk about addiction and recovery “left and right and sideways,” he says. But something he’d rarely spoken about in public before last year is race.

NHPR: Mentor Program Has Simple Message For Black Students: You’re Not Alone

Wayne Miller is known around Claremont for his work on addiction. He can talk about addiction and recovery “left and right and sideways,” he says. But something he’d rarely spoken about in public before last year is race.

NHPR: Two Longtime N.H. Photographers Set Out to Take a Portrait of Their Home State    Gary Samson and David Putnam first came together over their shared love of photography about 40 years ago. At 67 years old, they’ve both lead distinguished careers. Putnam runs a successful picture framing and photography business in Claremont. Samson, now New Hampshire’s Artist Laureate, led the photography department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art for many years. Now, for the first time, they’re looking to collaborate closely on a project together.

NHPR: Two Longtime N.H. Photographers Set Out to Take a Portrait of Their Home State

Gary Samson and David Putnam first came together over their shared love of photography about 40 years ago. At 67 years old, they’ve both lead distinguished careers. Putnam runs a successful picture framing and photography business in Claremont. Samson, now New Hampshire’s Artist Laureate, led the photography department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art for many years. Now, for the first time, they’re looking to collaborate closely on a project together.

NHPR: 'What is The Point of a Cello Out of Ice?' Dartmouth Duo Hopes You'll Hear For Yourself.    It’s a take on an iconic performance art piece from the 1970s. In that first version, a woman - naked except for a garland of flowers around her neck - played a “cello” made completely of ice. Now, the piece is being re- imagined to reflect modern themes, and that’s required some modern engineering as well.

NHPR: 'What is The Point of a Cello Out of Ice?' Dartmouth Duo Hopes You'll Hear For Yourself.

It’s a take on an iconic performance art piece from the 1970s. In that first version, a woman - naked except for a garland of flowers around her neck - played a “cello” made completely of ice. Now, the piece is being re- imagined to reflect modern themes, and that’s required some modern engineering as well.

Marketplace: As cider market grows, a push to appeal to higher-end consumers    There’s something new at New Hampshire’s state-run liquor store in the city of Lebanon. Down the aisle from the Cabernet and the Bordeaux, next to the ports and sherries, there’s a section labeled “Heritage Cider.” On the shelves are brands like Milk & Honey of Minnesota, Castle Hill of Virginia and Stem of Colorado. Unlike some of the most popular cider sold in the United States, they’re not made from juice concentrate, or "back sweetened" with juice after fermentation. This is the first major liquor retailer, nationally, to label a special section for these higher end ciders, according to the United States Association of Cider Makers.

Marketplace: As cider market grows, a push to appeal to higher-end consumers

There’s something new at New Hampshire’s state-run liquor store in the city of Lebanon. Down the aisle from the Cabernet and the Bordeaux, next to the ports and sherries, there’s a section labeled “Heritage Cider.” On the shelves are brands like Milk & Honey of Minnesota, Castle Hill of Virginia and Stem of Colorado. Unlike some of the most popular cider sold in the United States, they’re not made from juice concentrate, or "back sweetened" with juice after fermentation. This is the first major liquor retailer, nationally, to label a special section for these higher end ciders, according to the United States Association of Cider Makers.

NHPR: Lawsuit: Dartmouth Failed to Prevent Harassment, Sexual Assault in Psychology Department For Years    Seven current and former students in Dartmouth's Psychological and Brain Sciences Department are suing the school over alleged mishandling of sexual assault and harassment reports, saying administrators ignored years of criminal behavior by tenured faculty members.

NHPR: Lawsuit: Dartmouth Failed to Prevent Harassment, Sexual Assault in Psychology Department For Years

Seven current and former students in Dartmouth's Psychological and Brain Sciences Department are suing the school over alleged mishandling of sexual assault and harassment reports, saying administrators ignored years of criminal behavior by tenured faculty members.

NHPR: Researchers Recruit Drones, Satellites in Quest to Understand Cyanobacteria    Every summer morning, Midge Eliassen has the same routine. She walks out her back door, down the steps, and onto her dock on Lake Sunapee.  There, she pulls out a plankton net and takes a sample from the water, shipping off the results to be analyzed in a lab at Dartmouth College.  She’s been doing this, rain or shine, for 12 years, and lately things having been changing.

NHPR: Researchers Recruit Drones, Satellites in Quest to Understand Cyanobacteria

Every summer morning, Midge Eliassen has the same routine. She walks out her back door, down the steps, and onto her dock on Lake Sunapee.

There, she pulls out a plankton net and takes a sample from the water, shipping off the results to be analyzed in a lab at Dartmouth College.

She’s been doing this, rain or shine, for 12 years, and lately things having been changing.

NHPR: How Can You Take a Stand on Energy at the Local Level? Lebanon Has an Idea    It’s already been a cold winter, and we haven’t even hit January. Keeping the heat running and lights on night after night quickly adds up. Across the state, homeowners are getting creative about ways to keep costs in check and, in some cases, transition to renewable fuel at the same time. In the Upper Valley, one city is particularly out front on this challenge.

NHPR: How Can You Take a Stand on Energy at the Local Level? Lebanon Has an Idea

It’s already been a cold winter, and we haven’t even hit January. Keeping the heat running and lights on night after night quickly adds up. Across the state, homeowners are getting creative about ways to keep costs in check and, in some cases, transition to renewable fuel at the same time. In the Upper Valley, one city is particularly out front on this challenge.

NHPR: Behind Planned Mosque In Keene, A ‘Redneck Muslim’ With Libertarian Ties    Coley moved to New Hampshire from Tennessee this fall. He’s a Muslim libertarian activist who uses this tagline: America’s favorite redneck Muslim. He’s fairly well known in libertarian circles, and made an unsuccessful bid for the party’s vice-presidential slot last year.

NHPR: Behind Planned Mosque In Keene, A ‘Redneck Muslim’ With Libertarian Ties

Coley moved to New Hampshire from Tennessee this fall. He’s a Muslim libertarian activist who uses this tagline: America’s favorite redneck Muslim. He’s fairly well known in libertarian circles, and made an unsuccessful bid for the party’s vice-presidential slot last year.

NPR: VA Reaches Out To LGBTQ Vets    The Veterans Health Administration is reaching out to more LGBTQ vets to make sure they feel comfortable seeking medical care. In New Hampshire, the agency is taking an entertaining approach.

NPR: VA Reaches Out To LGBTQ Vets

The Veterans Health Administration is reaching out to more LGBTQ vets to make sure they feel comfortable seeking medical care. In New Hampshire, the agency is taking an entertaining approach.

NHPR: Budget Cuts Could Sever a Lifeline for High School Students in Claremont    The city of Claremont has the highest property tax rate in the state. This year, some residents there are saying ‘enough is enough," and the school board is taking a hard look at its budget. It’s also raised a conversation about the role schools should play in students' lives.

NHPR: Budget Cuts Could Sever a Lifeline for High School Students in Claremont

The city of Claremont has the highest property tax rate in the state. This year, some residents there are saying ‘enough is enough," and the school board is taking a hard look at its budget. It’s also raised a conversation about the role schools should play in students' lives.

NHPR: Future of Safe Stations is One of Many Questions Under N.H.'s New Addiction Plan    For years, New Hampshire has relied on a largely patchwork strategy to address the opioid crisis, funding grassroots efforts community by community. That means an individual’s access to services depends a lot on where he or she lives. Now, state officials want to change that. But implementing a new, statewide system is easier said than done.

NHPR: Future of Safe Stations is One of Many Questions Under N.H.'s New Addiction Plan

For years, New Hampshire has relied on a largely patchwork strategy to address the opioid crisis, funding grassroots efforts community by community. That means an individual’s access to services depends a lot on where he or she lives. Now, state officials want to change that. But implementing a new, statewide system is easier said than done.

NHPR: In Fight Against Opioids, State Looks to Expand Programs Aimed at Pregnant Women    New Hampshire health officials decided to prioritize a specific demographic this year when allocating scarce federal funds toward the opioid epidemic: pregnant and newly post-partum women.

NHPR: In Fight Against Opioids, State Looks to Expand Programs Aimed at Pregnant Women

New Hampshire health officials decided to prioritize a specific demographic this year when allocating scarce federal funds toward the opioid epidemic: pregnant and newly post-partum women.

NHPR: Climate Change Isn't Leading This Election Season, But Some Voters Say It Should Be    Last Halloween was not a great one for Chelsie Lent. A bad storm blew across New Hampshire, flooding part of a campground she owns in Warren, along the Baker River. The water swept away campfire rings, knocked picnic tables across the property, destroyed a road and bath house, and dropped all kinds of debris, she said. It was symptomatic of a changing climate here. For Lent and her business partner Carole Clark, it’s meant several floods in recent years of their most desired, waterfront campsites. The issue, they say, is on their minds with the election coming up.

NHPR: Climate Change Isn't Leading This Election Season, But Some Voters Say It Should Be

Last Halloween was not a great one for Chelsie Lent. A bad storm blew across New Hampshire, flooding part of a campground she owns in Warren, along the Baker River. The water swept away campfire rings, knocked picnic tables across the property, destroyed a road and bath house, and dropped all kinds of debris, she said. It was symptomatic of a changing climate here. For Lent and her business partner Carole Clark, it’s meant several floods in recent years of their most desired, waterfront campsites. The issue, they say, is on their minds with the election coming up.

NHPR: Black Theater in the (Very White) Upper Valley? Why Not.    New works in progress by black playwrights will be performed this weekend in the Upper Valley. The festival is sponsored by  JAG productions , a relatively new black theater company that’s been drawing audiences across western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont.

NHPR: Black Theater in the (Very White) Upper Valley? Why Not.

New works in progress by black playwrights will be performed this weekend in the Upper Valley. The festival is sponsored by JAG productions, a relatively new black theater company that’s been drawing audiences across western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont.

NHPR: 'Let These Conversations Start,' Family Says. On Guns, That's Easier Said Than Done    After the Parkland shooting last month, Hanover High School junior Dakota Hanchett heard someone at  The New York Times  had reached out to a teacher at school, asking if they knew any students that used firearms regularly. Hanchett agreed to write an op-ed for the paper. NHPR's Britta Greene reports on what happened next.

NHPR: 'Let These Conversations Start,' Family Says. On Guns, That's Easier Said Than Done

After the Parkland shooting last month, Hanover High School junior Dakota Hanchett heard someone at The New York Times had reached out to a teacher at school, asking if they knew any students that used firearms regularly. Hanchett agreed to write an op-ed for the paper. NHPR's Britta Greene reports on what happened next.

 
NHPR: You Asked, We Answered: Why Do People Move To N.H. To Join The Free State Project?    As part of our   Only in New Hampshire   series, we've been getting a lot of questions from listeners about the Free State Project. It's a movement that began almost 20 years ago based on libertarian ideas. NHPR's Britta Greene talked with couple currently relocating from Indiana to join in.

NHPR: You Asked, We Answered: Why Do People Move To N.H. To Join The Free State Project?

As part of our Only in New Hampshire series, we've been getting a lot of questions from listeners about the Free State Project. It's a movement that began almost 20 years ago based on libertarian ideas. NHPR's Britta Greene talked with couple currently relocating from Indiana to join in.

NHPR: Looking For an Affordable House in the Upper Valley? Good Luck With That.    As part of our continuing series,   The Balance,   about the costs and benefits of living in New Hampshire, a lot of listeners have been writing in about how expensive it can be to buy a house here. It turns out lots of places in the state are also dealing with a housing shortage.One place where that’s particular hard felt is the Upper Valley.

NHPR: Looking For an Affordable House in the Upper Valley? Good Luck With That.

As part of our continuing series, The Balance, about the costs and benefits of living in New Hampshire, a lot of listeners have been writing in about how expensive it can be to buy a house here. It turns out lots of places in the state are also dealing with a housing shortage.One place where that’s particular hard felt is the Upper Valley.

Marketplace: Entrepreneurs starting to see opportunities in other people's food scraps    The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to keep food waste out of landfills. One entrepreneur in rural New Hampshire is pinning her business to that goal.

Marketplace: Entrepreneurs starting to see opportunities in other people's food scraps

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to keep food waste out of landfills. One entrepreneur in rural New Hampshire is pinning her business to that goal.

 
NHPR: Questions Linger About Sexual Misconduct Investigation at Dartmouth    Details of a criminal investigation into three professors at Dartmouth College remain unclear. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office announced the investigation Tuesday after learning from Dartmouth that there had been allegations of sexual misconduct by the professors. The college had announced its own internal investigations last week, but didn't offer details of any allegations.

NHPR: Questions Linger About Sexual Misconduct Investigation at Dartmouth

Details of a criminal investigation into three professors at Dartmouth College remain unclear. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office announced the investigation Tuesday after learning from Dartmouth that there had been allegations of sexual misconduct by the professors. The college had announced its own internal investigations last week, but didn't offer details of any allegations.

NHPR: Unusual Partnership Breathes New Life into Long Lost Saint-Gaudens Sculpture    There are the mysteries you know about, and then there are the ones lurking in your midst. For the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, it was a bit of both.

NHPR: Unusual Partnership Breathes New Life into Long Lost Saint-Gaudens Sculpture

There are the mysteries you know about, and then there are the ones lurking in your midst. For the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, it was a bit of both.

NHPR: Trove of Skis Could be Treasure, or Could be Trash    Rory Gawler bought a big, old farmhouse in Lebanon about seven or eight years ago. It has beautiful views of the Mascoma River valley and a little orchard in the backyard. It’s mostly surrounded by open space, but next door — and really, right next door — is another house that’s not in good shape. When he bought it in a foreclosure auction, he'd never have known what he'd find inside.

NHPR: Trove of Skis Could be Treasure, or Could be Trash

Rory Gawler bought a big, old farmhouse in Lebanon about seven or eight years ago. It has beautiful views of the Mascoma River valley and a little orchard in the backyard. It’s mostly surrounded by open space, but next door — and really, right next door — is another house that’s not in good shape. When he bought it in a foreclosure auction, he'd never have known what he'd find inside.

 
 
NHPR: As Rural Doctor Surrenders License, Patients Wonder: "Where Am I Supposed to Go?"    There’s a doctor in New London who’s ending her decades-long medical practice. She’s nearly 85, but her retirement is not voluntary. She says she’s being forced to shut down by a system that no longer values the type of patient-centered medicine that she practices. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine has a different take. They’re challenging her medical decision making and other aspects of her work.

NHPR: As Rural Doctor Surrenders License, Patients Wonder: "Where Am I Supposed to Go?"

There’s a doctor in New London who’s ending her decades-long medical practice. She’s nearly 85, but her retirement is not voluntary. She says she’s being forced to shut down by a system that no longer values the type of patient-centered medicine that she practices. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine has a different take. They’re challenging her medical decision making and other aspects of her work.

NHPR: As Drug Treatment Center Closes in Claremont, Question Remains: What’s Next?    Hope for New Hampshire is one of the state’s largest providers of drug recovery centers, but this week the organization announced it was significantly scaling back its services, moving forward with plans to close four of its five locations. That will leave just one open, in Manchester.

NHPR: As Drug Treatment Center Closes in Claremont, Question Remains: What’s Next?

Hope for New Hampshire is one of the state’s largest providers of drug recovery centers, but this week the organization announced it was significantly scaling back its services, moving forward with plans to close four of its five locations. That will leave just one open, in Manchester.

NHPR: Patients of Shuttered New London Doctor Say War on Opioids Has Them Trapped    Dr. Anna Konopka, a physician in New London, surrendered her medical license in October to settle allegations from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Months later, she’s still fighting to reopen her doors. As her battle plays out in the courts, many of her patients are struggling to find a new primary care doctor. Many of them are low income and reliant on pain medication day-to-day.

NHPR: Patients of Shuttered New London Doctor Say War on Opioids Has Them Trapped

Dr. Anna Konopka, a physician in New London, surrendered her medical license in October to settle allegations from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Months later, she’s still fighting to reopen her doors. As her battle plays out in the courts, many of her patients are struggling to find a new primary care doctor. Many of them are low income and reliant on pain medication day-to-day.

 
NHPR: With New Leadership, Keene State Looks to Regain Footing    With the new leadership, Keene signaled a turn, but the school’s challenges are steep. The college has run a deficit for the past three years, tied in large part to falling enrollment, which has meant less money coming in through tuition.

NHPR: With New Leadership, Keene State Looks to Regain Footing

With the new leadership, Keene signaled a turn, but the school’s challenges are steep. The college has run a deficit for the past three years, tied in large part to falling enrollment, which has meant less money coming in through tuition.

NHPR: Upper Valley Wind Ensemble Looks to Break 'Brass Ceiling'    The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will celebrate women composers Saturday night with a concert featuring works exclusively by female artists. The show, titled “Music, She Wrote…,” is one of several social-justice oriented performances this season at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

NHPR: Upper Valley Wind Ensemble Looks to Break 'Brass Ceiling'

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will celebrate women composers Saturday night with a concert featuring works exclusively by female artists. The show, titled “Music, She Wrote…,” is one of several social-justice oriented performances this season at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

NHPR: Anti-Bullying Demonstration in Claremont Draws Small, Hopeful Crowd    A handful of Claremont residents demonstrated outside the city’s high school Thursday, holding anti-bullying posters and asking students to sign a pledge stating they won’t bully in the future. The demonstration comes after a highly publicized incident earlier this fall in which a young boy was allegedly attacked by local teenagers. The boy’s family says he was left to hang by a rope and nearly died.

NHPR: Anti-Bullying Demonstration in Claremont Draws Small, Hopeful Crowd

A handful of Claremont residents demonstrated outside the city’s high school Thursday, holding anti-bullying posters and asking students to sign a pledge stating they won’t bully in the future. The demonstration comes after a highly publicized incident earlier this fall in which a young boy was allegedly attacked by local teenagers. The boy’s family says he was left to hang by a rope and nearly died.

 
NHPR: Is Racism An Issue In Claremont? Depends Who You Ask    Inside Daddypops Tumble Inn Diner in Claremont, the owner’s daughter – Fallon Carter – is working behind the counter as she talks with her mom and a friend. They’re discussing a recent incident in town that’s been all over the news. The family of a young biracial boy says local teenagers intentionally hanged their son in a lynching-style attack.

NHPR: Is Racism An Issue In Claremont? Depends Who You Ask

Inside Daddypops Tumble Inn Diner in Claremont, the owner’s daughter – Fallon Carter – is working behind the counter as she talks with her mom and a friend. They’re discussing a recent incident in town that’s been all over the news. The family of a young biracial boy says local teenagers intentionally hanged their son in a lynching-style attack.

Here & Now: After Alleged Hate Crime Against Boy, New Hampshire Town Seeks Answers    Officials in Claremont, New Hampshire, say there will be many conversations in the city about how to prevent violent and race-based attacks in the coming months after news broke last week that local teenagers had allegedly tried to hang a biracial boy. About 100 people recently gathered in a park outside city hall for a vigil in response.

Here & Now: After Alleged Hate Crime Against Boy, New Hampshire Town Seeks Answers

Officials in Claremont, New Hampshire, say there will be many conversations in the city about how to prevent violent and race-based attacks in the coming months after news broke last week that local teenagers had allegedly tried to hang a biracial boy. About 100 people recently gathered in a park outside city hall for a vigil in response.

NHPR: As Child Lead Problems Persist, Claremont Mandates Screenings for Students    The district’s policy is thought to be the first of its kind in the state. Lead exposure has long been a challenge in the area, and city officials are hoping the new rules help to tackle the problem.

NHPR: As Child Lead Problems Persist, Claremont Mandates Screenings for Students

The district’s policy is thought to be the first of its kind in the state. Lead exposure has long been a challenge in the area, and city officials are hoping the new rules help to tackle the problem.

 
NHPR: In Keene, Charlottesville Connection Greeted with Discomfort and Dismay    Cantwell moved to Keene about five years ago, inspired by the Free State Project. That group later removed him as a participant and banned him from events. Keene city officials have known about him for some time, but it was only after this weekend’s events in Charlottesville that most people in town first learned his name.

NHPR: In Keene, Charlottesville Connection Greeted with Discomfort and Dismay

Cantwell moved to Keene about five years ago, inspired by the Free State Project. That group later removed him as a participant and banned him from events. Keene city officials have known about him for some time, but it was only after this weekend’s events in Charlottesville that most people in town first learned his name.

NHPR: Gender Transition More Complicated When I.D. Documents Are From Multiple States    Many people associate transitioning with the physical side of things, hormones and surgery. But that process often goes hand-in-hand with changes in documentation and IDs. LGBTQ advocates say navigating the process of altering these documents can be difficult, especially when dealing with multiple states.

NHPR: Gender Transition More Complicated When I.D. Documents Are From Multiple States

Many people associate transitioning with the physical side of things, hormones and surgery. But that process often goes hand-in-hand with changes in documentation and IDs. LGBTQ advocates say navigating the process of altering these documents can be difficult, especially when dealing with multiple states.

NHPR: Murder-For-Hire Case Brings Unusual Attention to Small New Hampshire Town    Usually, when you hear people making plans for a murder, it’s in a movie or on TV. But conversations recorded just last month in Plainfield, New Hampshire, aren't fiction. The recordings document 83-year-old Pauline Chase talking with a man named Mark Horne. What Chase didn’t know at the time was that Horne was working with police, taping his phone calls and video of visits to her house.

NHPR: Murder-For-Hire Case Brings Unusual Attention to Small New Hampshire Town

Usually, when you hear people making plans for a murder, it’s in a movie or on TV. But conversations recorded just last month in Plainfield, New Hampshire, aren't fiction. The recordings document 83-year-old Pauline Chase talking with a man named Mark Horne. What Chase didn’t know at the time was that Horne was working with police, taping his phone calls and video of visits to her house.

 
NHPR: Thousands to Gather in Upper Valley for Prouty Event After Tumultuous Year    It’s also one of the big social and recreational events of the year for the Upper Valley, but this popularity is one of the reasons that a controversy over the past year about how Dartmouth-Hitchcock was using funds from the event caused such a stir.

NHPR: Thousands to Gather in Upper Valley for Prouty Event After Tumultuous Year

It’s also one of the big social and recreational events of the year for the Upper Valley, but this popularity is one of the reasons that a controversy over the past year about how Dartmouth-Hitchcock was using funds from the event caused such a stir.

NHPR: In Battle to Fix Vilas Bridge, History and Passion Can't Compete with Bottom Line    The bridge connects New Hampshire to an island just off downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont. New Hampshire state officials closed it to traffic in 2009, citing safety concerns. Now, almost a decade later, the signs are still there, weeds growing around the base.

NHPR: In Battle to Fix Vilas Bridge, History and Passion Can't Compete with Bottom Line

The bridge connects New Hampshire to an island just off downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont. New Hampshire state officials closed it to traffic in 2009, citing safety concerns. Now, almost a decade later, the signs are still there, weeds growing around the base.

NHPR: At "Doggie Hamlet," The Play's The Thing (And So Are The Sheep)    The scene is a fenced-in enclosure, tucked away in the hills in southeastern Vermont. Inside, choreographer Ann Carlson leads a rehearsal with four dancers, a flock of sheep and a border collie.

NHPR: At "Doggie Hamlet," The Play's The Thing (And So Are The Sheep)

The scene is a fenced-in enclosure, tucked away in the hills in southeastern Vermont. Inside, choreographer Ann Carlson leads a rehearsal with four dancers, a flock of sheep and a border collie.

 
NHPR: High-Stakes Week for Hanover's Rogue Bears Comes to a Hopeful Close    It’s been a week of high-stakes ups-and-downs for four bears living in the Hanover area. A home break-in, traps set, and in the end, a last-minute reprieve by the governor.

NHPR: High-Stakes Week for Hanover's Rogue Bears Comes to a Hopeful Close

It’s been a week of high-stakes ups-and-downs for four bears living in the Hanover area. A home break-in, traps set, and in the end, a last-minute reprieve by the governor.

Marketplace: Biking industry keeps pedaling into winter with fat tires    Fat bikes have increased in popularity recently all over the country, not just for riding in cold temperatures. They can be used like a standard mountain bike on all kinds of terrain.

Marketplace: Biking industry keeps pedaling into winter with fat tires

Fat bikes have increased in popularity recently all over the country, not just for riding in cold temperatures. They can be used like a standard mountain bike on all kinds of terrain.

Radio North: Oh, Brother    Minneapolis writer Graison Dangor has only recently started to forge a relationship with his brother. It's been going well with the exception of one sticking point, and it's a big one: his brother's career choice.

Radio North: Oh, Brother

Minneapolis writer Graison Dangor has only recently started to forge a relationship with his brother. It's been going well with the exception of one sticking point, and it's a big one: his brother's career choice.

 
Marketplace: The economics of mattress recycling: the spring's the thing    Millions of mattresses are thrown out each year, creating an expensive challenge for waste managers.

Marketplace: The economics of mattress recycling: the spring's the thing

Millions of mattresses are thrown out each year, creating an expensive challenge for waste managers.

Radio North: The Guy on the Corner    If you've ever seen the house featured in this story, you'll know it. It's near Como Park in St. Paul, and it's actually the yard — not the house — that's remarkable. The landscaping caught the eye of Rob McGinley Myers, who lives in the neighborhood. He decided to investigate.

Radio North: The Guy on the Corner

If you've ever seen the house featured in this story, you'll know it. It's near Como Park in St. Paul, and it's actually the yard — not the house — that's remarkable. The landscaping caught the eye of Rob McGinley Myers, who lives in the neighborhood. He decided to investigate.

First Year Out    First Year Out is a podcast co-hosted by two young women in the Twin Cities. It chronicles their lives as they navigate their first year of college.

First Year Out

First Year Out is a podcast co-hosted by two young women in the Twin Cities. It chronicles their lives as they navigate their first year of college.

 
MPR: New Minneapolis winery to make booze from foraged ingredients    St. Paul couple Jeff and Gita Zeitler are starting their own winery and cider house, but they're taking a particularly creative approach to sourcing ingredients -- they want to forage as many of them as possible.

MPR: New Minneapolis winery to make booze from foraged ingredients

St. Paul couple Jeff and Gita Zeitler are starting their own winery and cider house, but they're taking a particularly creative approach to sourcing ingredients -- they want to forage as many of them as possible.

MPR: Bloomington music man revives love songs from 1930s    David Dole, 101, has dusted off an old binder of song lyrics he wrote back in the 1930s. They're mostly love songs, written for the girls he was dating. But while he wrote down all his lyrics at the time, he didn't write out the musical notes — or melodies — for the songs.

MPR: Bloomington music man revives love songs from 1930s

David Dole, 101, has dusted off an old binder of song lyrics he wrote back in the 1930s. They're mostly love songs, written for the girls he was dating. But while he wrote down all his lyrics at the time, he didn't write out the musical notes — or melodies — for the songs.

Transom: Under Water    Bill Scully dives in the ponds of Cape Cod, photographing the scenes he finds under water. He talks about his love for photography, and how he ended up with this as a pastime, rather than a career.

Transom: Under Water

Bill Scully dives in the ponds of Cape Cod, photographing the scenes he finds under water. He talks about his love for photography, and how he ended up with this as a pastime, rather than a career.

 
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About Britta (BREE-tuh)

I'm a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, based out of Lebanon, NH. I cover the westerm side of the state. I previously worked at Minnesota Public Radio, where I produced Morning Edition, All Things Considered and a local call-in program. I've also worked as a freelance reporter, producer and editor.